Graphic Artist/Data Journalist

San Diego, California

Date Posted May 29, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Not Specified



In this role as Graphic Artist/Data Journalist you will process and analyze data and — working collaboratively — conceive and create information graphics for print and electronic media.

What you will do:

  • Work with editors, reporters and designers on how best to visualize stories using data, diagrams, maps and illustrations for a story

  • Create data analysis and information graphics using newsroom and journalism standards 

  • Work with fellow graphic artists in policing Datawrapper graphics produced by editors and reporters and revising them as needed to ensure they conform to newsroom style

  • Work with fellow graphic artists to create, distribute, manage and archive data and information graphic content

  • Manage multiple projects and remain flexible through multiple revisions while closely paying attention to detail

  • Manage projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment where priorities shift quickly

What you will bring:

  • Strong portfolio of information graphics, data analysis and illustration work

  • Strong understanding of data analysis, information graphics and illustration

  • Ability to code using HTML, Javascript or similar

  • Proficiency in data entry and processing numerical data for analysis using spreadsheets and statistical software

  • Strong computer and software technical skills with a focus on data analysis and visualization 

  • Ability to make deadlines and collaborate  and communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, and the newsroom

  • Command of the fundamentals of journalism: fairness, accuracy, accessibility

  • Excellent news judgment, a sense of fairness, diversity and attention to detail  

  • Solid grasp of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and AP style

  • Ability to make independent news judgments, initiate coverage and make own schedule

  • Enthusiasm for digital and community journalism

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on journalism and/or data visualization

The hourly wage is $29.52. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, and 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).

Who we are:

The San Diego Union-Tribune, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is San Diego’s largest media company and its oldest business, dating back to the founding of the Union in 1868. Today, Union-Tribune publications reach more than 96 percent of San Diego County households each week. The company portfolio includes its Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, The San Diego Union-Tribune; the region’s leading website,; weekly entertainment guide Night + Day; lifestyle magazine Pacific San Diego; The San Diego Union-Tribune en Español; and nine community newspapers: the La Jolla Light; Del Mar Times; Encinitas Advocate; Solana Beach Sun; Carmel Valley Times; Poway News Chieftain; Rancho Santa Fe Review; Ramona Sentinel and Rancho Bernardo News Journal. Part of the mission of The San Diego Union-Tribune is to build a stronger, more inclusive San Diego, through our coverage and our community events. A diverse, inclusive, transparent workplace is instrumental in that effort. To better reflect and serve the community, the Union-Tribune is sharing the demographic data of its staff and management team and will track it over time to measure improvement.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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